Deadly wildfires in a valley near the luxury resort of Marbella in southern Spain led to the evacuation of more than 4,000 people from the area Friday. One person died and two were injured in what firefighters suspect to be the work of an arsonist.
Iran has raised the death toll from Saturday’s devastating twin earthquakes in the village-strewn north of the country to 306 on Monday, after some 50 extra bodies were discovered. A search for survivors was called off Sunday.
Relief efforts were underway in northwest Iran on Sunday, after two devastating quakes left almost 300 dead and 2,000 injured. Rescue operations had ceased by Sunday afternoon, officials said, as overcrowded hospitals struggled to cope.
At least 16 people died and others were missing Tuesday as severe floods paralysed the Philippine capital Manila. The death toll from eight days of rain across the country was nearing 70, with more than 268,000 people forced to flee their homes.
Heavy flooding over the past month in North Korea has left 88 dead and thousands homeless, state media said on Saturday. Flooding began 10 days ago, with the highest casualty rate in two counties of South Pyongan province.
At least three people were killed after wildfires blazed through north-eastern Spain Sunday, the regional Catalan government said. Cross-border transportation linking Barcelona to France has also been suspended.
The official death toll from the heavy rainstorms that hit Beijing over the weekend rose to 37, the government said Sunday. The heaviest rainfall in six decades flooded streets and stranded tens of thousands of people.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered an investigation after 150 people were killed in flash floods in the southern region of Krasnodar. Many of the victims were elderly people who drowned in their sleep.
On April 7th, the Pakistani army endured the worst tragedy in its history when an avalanche fell on the Gayari military base in Kashmir, trapping 140 soldiers. Rescue operations are still underway. Since the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, the two countries have fought three wars over Kashmir. Despite a 2003 ceasefire, both countries still have bases in the Himalayas. Here, in the highest battlefield in the world, weather is a greater killer than weapons, as Noémie Lehouelleur reports.